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Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics

Hilary Marlow


In the context of growing concern over climate change and other environmental pressures, this book examines what an ecological reading of the biblical text can contribute to contemporary environmental ethics. The Judaeo–Christian tradition has been held partly to blame for a negative attitude to creation — one that has legitimized the exploitative use of the earth's resources. The author explores some of the thinking in the history of the Christian tradition that has contributed to such a perception, before discussing a number of approaches to reading the Old Testament from an ecological persp ... More

Keywords: climate change, ecology, Judaeo–Christian, creation, YHWH, environmental theory, prophets, Old Testament

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569052
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569052.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilary Marlow, author
Research Associate in Theology and Science at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmunds College, Cambridge
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